• Steve Benne
    Steve Benne,
    Double Bass Instructor

    B.A. University of Iowa
    M.M. University of Indiana
    Email: sbenne@leeuniversity.edu

    Steve Benne is principal double bassist with the Knoxville Symphony, as well as the Bass Instructor at Lee University. Previously, he was principal double bassist with the New American Chamber Orchestra. Benne has performed at the Grec Festival, the Korsholm Music Festival, the Priory of Chirens Chamber Music Festival, and the Uppsala Festival. In the U.S., Benne has performed with the Florida International Festival, the Aspen Music Festival, and the Grand Teton Music Festival. He was one of the consortium soloists to premier the Harbison Concerto for the Bass Viol with the Knoxville Symphony. Benne’s teachers include Lawrence Hurst, Stuart Sankey, and Eldon Obrecht. He plays a Cremonese bass made in 1683 by Aegidius Barzellini.

Music Events Calendar

4/21
Masterworks
Begins at 7:30 PM | Read more

Conn Center
Masterworks
4/22
Opera Scenes
Begins at 3:00 PM | Read more

Squires Recital Hall
Opera Scenes
4/23
Graduate recital: Lin-Lin Chien, piano
Begins at 6:00 PM | Read more

Squires Recital Hall
Graduate recital: Lin-Lin Chien, piano
4/23
Elective Recital: Lawrence Wong, piano
Begins at 8:00 PM

Squires Recital Hall
Elective Recital: Lawrence Wong, piano
4/24
Senior Recital: Clay Keller, voice & Caitlin Overton, voice
Begins at 6:00 PM

Squires Recital Hall
Senior Recital: Clay Keller, voice & Caitlin Overton, voice
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